Anritsu Company has revealed the launch of Performance ShockLine MS46500B vector network analyzers (VNAs).
The test solutions supplier claims that the new MS46500B series lowers cost-of-test and speeds time to market in testing applications up to 8.5 GHz. Anritsu Company will be targeting areas such as designing and manufacturing mobile network equipment, mobile devices, automotive cables, high-speed data interconnects and system integration components.
The MS46500B series is comprised of the 2-port MS46522B and 4-port MS46524B models, covering a broader spectrum of RF test applications.
Each instrument features an independent source per VNA port, and all the sources can sweep at the same time for measurement of forward and reverse s-parameters simultaneously – allowing 2-port measurements to be conducted twice as fast and 4-port measurements 4x as fast. With shorter test times, the MS46500B series significantly improves throughput in manufacturing environments.
Anritsu said that the MS46500B addresses the S-parameter and time-domain measurement needs of a range of passive device applications. The 4-port MS46524B VNA can conduct single-ended, mixed-mode, and Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) measurements on multiport and differential devices.
The MS46500B series comes in a 3U high chassis to fit in conventional rack systems and the VNAs short depth allows more bench space for cabling and the DUT. The MS46500B VNAs use industry standard LAN communications for remote control in production test environments.
ShockLine software also provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for manual test and engineering use, providing capabilities including network extraction, embedding/de-embedding networks, and time domain with time gating. Developing and troubleshooting test programs are made easier, due to advanced marker and limit lines features.